Republic of South Ossetia is located оn the southern slopes of the Main Caucasus Range in the area of 3900 square meters. Тhe capital is the city of Tskhinval.
One-tenth of the surface occupied by the Republic of the foothills.
The rest of the territory - the mountainous terrain height from 850 to 3938 meters above sea level.
The highest point - Mount Halatsa (3938 m).

Archive - Aug 2017

Date

August 28th

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia

Georgian border guards placed at Russian-Georgian border denied entry to Georgia for Russian citizens of Ossetian origin, natives of settlement Kob, who were going to their native village to celebrate a religious holiday. Without explanation, deportation stamps, banning from entry for five years, were placed in their passports, and later, with reference to an order of a higher official, it has been cynically stated that “not a single Ossetian would ever enter the territory of village Kob”.

August 27th

August 26th

Press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia



A solemn assembly entitled “I couldn’t imagine myself without Russia, without its love or without my love” dedicated to the 9th Anniversary of the Day of Recognition of the Independence of the Republic of South Ossetia by the Russian Federation was organized in Tskhinval on August 26.

Press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia



Anatoliy Bibilov, the President of the Republic of South Ossetia, hosted a meeting with Vyacheslav Bitarov, the Head of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, heading the delegation of North Ossetia, which arrived in Tskhinval on the occasion of the festivities, dedicated to the Day of the Recognition of the Independence of the Republic of South Ossetia, on August 26, 2017.


Dmitriy Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, participated in the meeting.

The President welcomed the guests and marked that August 26 is a holiday for the whole Ossetian nation.

Press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia

Festivities dedicated to the 9th anniversary of the recognition of the independence of the Republic of South Ossetia by the Russian Federation are taking place in the Republic on August 26.


The correct and fateful decision taken by Dmitriy Medvedev, the President of the Russian Federation, nine years ago gave the Republic the chance for stable development, and after two decades of ethnical cleanings, which culminated in the barbarous action of the Tbilisi regime in August 2008, provided guarantees of security against other attempts of military aggression from Georgian side.

August 25th

August 22nd

Answer of Dmitriy Medoev, South Ossetia Foreign Minister, to the question of South Ossetia Today International Information Agency



Вопрос: August 18 saw Ian Kelly, the US Ambassador to Georgia, visiting Ergneti, a Georgian village adjacent to the border with the Republic of South Ossetia, where he claimed that “occupation will not last, that barbed wire will not stand”. How can you comment on that?


Ответ: The statements of the US Ambassador made about the state border of the Republic of South Ossetia looks like the last desperate attempt of Georgian mentors to bring hope for restoration of the mythical territorial integrity of Georgia. However, that traditional performance resembled all previous prearranged actions, organized near the state border, but with one difference – this time services of the elderly grandfather were not necessary for the organizers.

August 15th

South Ossetian Foreign Minister Dmitriy Medoev’s Interview to Sputnik-South Ossetia IA



— Mr. Medoev, did you expect your appointment as the Minister of Foreign Affairs or in other words, was there any agreement between you and the President during the presidential campaign?


— I had no agreements either with the President or with anyone from his team. I purposefully participated in the election campaign as a member of a presidential candidate’s team. Positions and career were the least of my concerns – one had to be result-orientated and thus we gained a fair and merited success. It was a natural decision for me, as there is no secret that yet in 2011 I supported this candidate and even today I believe that unless the famous events disrupt the electors’ choice, it would have been Anatoliy Bibilolov, who would have become the President. Neither before, nor later have I changed my political orientation. I have always considered upholding national interests as the main thing in my work.

August 12th

Press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia



August 12, 2017 saw a meeting Anatoliy Bibilov, the President of the Republic of South Ossetia, and Vyacheslav Bitarov, the Head of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, with the participants of Ethnolager 2017, a summer cultural and educational course, organized in framework of the international project “Trace of the Alans”. Dmitriy Medoev, the South Ossetian Foreign Minister, participated in the meeting, which was organized in the village of Nar.


The leaders of the Republics welcomed the guests.

In particular Anatoliy Bibilov noted that he is pleased to see the descendants of the Alans in their homeland.